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July 30, 2017 The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jul 26, 2017, 5:02 PM by Linda Hadley

                 This Week at Trinity

Sun., July 30  8:00 am     Bible Class (CR) led by

                                           Pastor Glenn Meyer

                        9:00  am     Divine Service/Matins(CR)

                                           Guest Pastor Glenn Meyer

                      10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                      10:45  am     Divine Service /Matins(MA) 

                                           Guest Pastor David Ericksen


Mon., July 31     Trinity Preschool home visits

          Pastor Rutz & family on vacation through Aug. 6


Tues., Aug. 1      Trinity Preschool home visits

Wed., Aug. 2       Trinity Preschool home visits       

                              Elders will not meet this month.


Thurs.,  Aug. 3

Fri., Aug. 4

Sat., Aug. 5


Sun., Aug. 6  8:00 am     Bible Class led by Mike L. (CR)

                       9:00  am     Divine Service (CR)

                                          Guest Pastor David Kottlowski

                      10:00 am     Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                      10:45  am    Divine Service /HC (MA) 

                                          Guest Pastor David Kottlowski


 Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler;

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Dale Conn; Aaron Cottrell; Pat Barkalow;  Jay Bochart; Marie Burmeister

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

Military:  Nathan Nonneman

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche and Family (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

Shut-ins: May Carlisle,  Donna Dittman, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga


   Phone Numbers for Pastor Rutz

To reach Pastor Rutz  phone the church office at



Pastor’s email is:


In an emergency, you may reach Pastor at

712-621-5971 (cell)     (See note on other side for the emergency contact info while Pastor is on vacation.)


Email Address for the Office Assistant


When you have announcements that need to be included in the weekly announcements, please turn them in by noon on Wednesdays.


 Attendance :  Please fill out an attendance card.   They are found in the pew racks.   Hand to an usher.

In services when there is Holy Communion, please list the names of those who will be communing on the back side of card.

   Attendance from July 23


CR   74    H/C 64                                      MA 18


                            LIFE TOGETHER


THANK YOU:  We thank Pastor Glenn Meyer for  leading  Bible Class and the Divine Service in Creston today.  Pastor Meyer served Trinity in Creston from 1983-1995 and now lives in Nebraska.  And, we thank Pastor David Ericksen for leading the Divine Service in Mt. Ayr today. Pastor Ericksen lives in Hartley, Iowa.  We pray that each will have a safe trip back home.


PASTOR RUTZ IS ON VACATION:  Pastor and his family will be gone on vacation through August 6.  We pray that they will have safe travels and enjoy their family time together.  While they are gone, Pastor Jay Wheeler from Osceola will be available, in case of an emergency.

Phone numbers for Pastor Wheeler are:

Office:  641-342-3121

Cell:  641-414-8252


GUEST PASTOR:  On Sunday, August 6, Pastor David Kottlowski, from Ankeny, will lead Divine Services in Creston and Mt. Ayr.  You may remember Pastor Kottlowski from when he filled in during the vacancy in 2016.



Open your average world history book, and you’ll find but a paragraph or two on the Reformation. The event appears a small drop on the timeline, but the Christian Church knows better.  Since the past is best explored through the people who lived it, meet some of the men and women passionate about the Reformation re-discovery of the Gospel—either for or against it. These iconic individuals used their unique vocations to create theological and cultural tidal waves beginning in the sixteenth century and continuing today. See how the gracious Word of the Lord had the final word in bringing the “It’s still all about Jesus” proclamation to the corners of Europe and beyond.

To commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation here at Trinity, you will see weekly information about some of the key men and women who the Lord worked through to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ back to the forefront.  Also, beginning on Sunday August 20th at 8:00am Bible Study, we will be studying their contributions from now through Reformation Sunday.

3RD ANNUAL TRINITY MINIATURE GOLF OUTING:    Set aside the afternoon of Sunday, September 24, 2017 for a time of getting together to play miniature golf and having a cook-out with fellow Trinity members.  This will be at that same location south of Afton, as in previous years.   More information will be coming closer to that date.







MATURA Outreach Center/Food Pantry has a summer need for paper products/toiletries. The following would be very helpful: toothpaste, toilet paper, shampoo, bar soap, laundry soap, paper towels, and Kleenex.   The third Sunday of each month is a day when we gather non-perishable food and/or other items for the Matura pantry.  But, you may bring items any Sunday.   There’s a box next to the top of the stairs in the narthex (at Trinity Creston) where you can place items at any time.   Thank you for your support of this outreach for Union County!    A note thanking us for recent donations to the Matura Food Pantry is posted on the bulletin board outside the office.


Thank you to all who stopped by, brought food, and sent cards during my recovery time at home.  My leg is healing well and I’m looking forward to starting rehab and getting back to normal.  Your prayers are greatly appreciated.     from Jay Bochart    



 Serving At Trinity


Sun July 30

Organist: (MA) Greg Storhoff   (CR) Julie Lang


Ushers in July:  (CR)  Mike Lang, Phil Wardenbutg, Dennis Brown, Alex Brown


Elders on Duty in July:

(MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Chuck Bowman


Finance Team in July: (CR)  Dennis Brown, Tom Braymen


Altar Committee for July: (CR) Radine Ward, Marti Williams